Add fresh, natural flavor to your favorite chicken with a few simple steps for marinating. It’s one of the easiest ways to ensure tender, juicy, deliciousness on your table.
- For easier handling and cleanup, marinate the chicken in a plastic, zip-seal food-storage bag instead of a dish. Squeeze out the air and refrigerate, turning occasionally to enhance the marination process.
- For best flavor, marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes before cooking but not for more than 24 hours.
- Discard any leftover marinade after removing chicken. NEVER use it on cooked foods.
- When grilling chicken marinated in an oil-based marinade, check the chicken often, moving pieces if needed with tongs. Also, keep a spray bottle of water nearby because oil marinades burn more easily and can cause flare-ups.